KILZ OVER ARMOR® Textured Coating is a lightly-textured, solid color coating designed to bridge cracks, hide imperfections and give a uniform look to old, weathered wood.

KILZ OVER ARMOR Textured Coating can also be used over cracked and weathered concrete. Available in a variety of “wood stain” and “concrete” colors. Ideal for properly prepared weathered or cracked horizontal wood and composite surfaces such as decks, porches and boat docks, as well as concrete surfaces like pool decks, patios and sidewalks. For residential applications only. Do not use on drivable surfaces such as garage floors and driveways.

Available in Gallons & Fives

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  • Ratings & Reviews
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KILZ OVER ARMOR® Textured is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 44.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Realy solid stuff! I love the color and the texture. and it's really taking well to my old deck that has been in need of attention for far too long! This stuff really makes it look great again!
Date published: 2021-05-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Kilz over armor redwood textured paint I bought 4 gallons of this stuff and I am extremely unhappy every can that I opened up it was so thick I could not even apply it you can't apply it with a brush you can't apply it with a roller when I opened up the cans a stick with Hardley even go in the center of it I tried to do my best to apply it and turned out to be a disaster I would not recommend this product unless you like throwing your money away
Date published: 2021-04-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good coverage Bought a month ago, but did not get enough to finish the job
Date published: 2021-02-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works for me. A little tough to apply, but worth the effort. Use a stiff brush and be ready for a work out. Looks great and has already outlasted any thing else I have tried.
Date published: 2021-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It was easy to use. It was great and I wouldn't do anything without it.
Date published: 2020-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Covers Very Well. Looks great. I purchased this product after repairing my front entry way concrete steps. I painted the entry way and the landing with this product using a short brush. Yes, it is thick, but it covers perfectly and seals cracks and pores perfectly.
Date published: 2020-08-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible product I want my money and time back. The worst product ever. Do not buy. This is a warning to you guys. This is false advertisement you cannot use a brush or a roller. You can can't even poor into a bucket it is this sludge just like clay. I had to use a concrete trowel to spread it over the boards. If you buy it you'll be sorry if you do. The worst product ever. I wish I'd never spent the time or money on this product.
Date published: 2020-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product! We bought this at the beginning of the summer and love the results.
Date published: 2020-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best! absolutely the best deck paint I have ever used....yes it is difficult to apply but once it is on it stays on with no peeling. 3 years after applying to my deck not one spot is peeling yet!
Date published: 2020-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from NOT for an amateur to use This stuff is great .....if you have some experience in painting. Yes it's THICK, that's one of it's best features. Have only use it on our walkways, not on wood yet. They still look good. Every spring we brush them down with some dish soap & hose it off. Very good paint if you know how to use it.
Date published: 2020-05-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It is thick I just brought this excited about painting my deck and fence but it is super thick. I am not sure if I needed to mix it but it a full workout. I could only finish a small section and it would not roll out with the roller.
Date published: 2020-05-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible Product! I bought this product for our 12x12 deck. This product is so thick it can’t be applied by a roller but yet doesn’t cover. We had to apply it with a brush and PUTTY KNIFE!!! Plus the amount you “think” you need is no where what you need using this stuff. You better purchase triple the amount. You lose more product from drying in the can and paint pan than you ever get to use. And we painted in 60 degree weather. I would NOT recommend this product even to my worst enemy! It’s needs removed from the market!
Date published: 2020-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent deck paint This is probably the best product I've ever used. I recovered a deck and the Textron it was so strong it held up to all the weather. If a very big rainy season with hail and nothing damaged it been going strong now for a long time. I believe the thickness of it is it secret to its strength. I would recommend this to anybody who would like to keep their deck in good shape.
Date published: 2020-05-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Extremely thick I bought this product for my deck. The color is beautiful but it was so think I had to scoop it out with a paint stick and then it wouldn't roll out at all. I made it work but it was the worst experience ever.
Date published: 2020-05-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Trash trash trash Bought it. Waited for a nice day. Prepared the surface (outdoor patio). Open the can and, like many of the reviews I'm seeing here, it's sludge. No amount of stiring will make it spreadable. Complete waste of money. I'm sad. (Tried a brush and a roller, just clumps up immediately and doesn't spread). Possible the can I got was old/defective. But still trash to me.
Date published: 2020-05-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Way too thick to spread We bought 2 gallons of this to cover one small deck. Wasted at least 1/2 of it because it doesn’t spread well AT ALL....literally tried rollers and multiple brushes and none of them worked. It does dry amazingly fast, which is amazing, BUT if you go back to touch up spots it clumps up and all of it peels up. Terribly hard to use and way too thick.
Date published: 2020-04-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from To thick to use as directed Paint did not spread at all with brush or roller. I have no clue why they would sell a product that spreads so poorly. Temp today is 72 and I’m working in the sun.
Date published: 2020-04-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Grey We bought this at the end of summer last year and used it to make over a 2 tier deck..I am super happy with the product! However, I cant find the grey anywhere now, not even online anywhere..did you discontinue the grey? I need a couple more gallons to finish the underneath! I would have never thought I would start such an enormous project and not be able to complete it..please advise where the grey can be found .
Date published: 2020-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inconsistent quailty Like many reviews I have 2 cabs one is like sledge even after trying to mix really well and the other is like a thick paint. No way you can even use a brush or roller with the first can.
Date published: 2020-04-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from avoid Used it two years ago,followed all the preparation steps,and it's peeling off now.Very mad about this product.Surely will not recommend to anyone,stay away!
Date published: 2020-04-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from disappointed I bought about 6 months ago for a large deck unfortunately we used 5 gallons on a section 16'x8' and it was so thick it was brand new wood and sucked it up sad part is its now peeling so disappointed in product spent a lot of money I always thought kilz products were the best
Date published: 2020-04-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from inconsistent product- will buy something else first can was ok - consistency of thick paint and could be brushed on - 2nd gallon was so thick - could not stir it - ended up troweling it on to last 5 deck steps- took 1/2 gallon to do last 5 steps - will return 3rd gallon I bought and select another product for my concrete painting job - I have the lot numbers from the top of the cans if anyone is interested
Date published: 2020-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I bought a gallon of this from walmart and alls i can say is yes it is very thick but once its applied it looks amazing and is very durable, you do have to work at a good pace but i would highly recommend this to anyone who wants a durable and great coating on their deck..
Date published: 2020-03-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Super Thick I purchased 14 cans for my deck. When I opened it to check the color with the deck I can see it’s very thick and doesn’t pour. I was wondering if other people add water? I can’t start painting for a couple of months and maybe if I add water now it’ll be normal by May?
Date published: 2020-03-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from 10 gallons now sent back I've personally purchased two gallons for home use and it was great. I then purchased 3 gallons of grey that was like clay that had to be exchanged followed by 4 gallons of brown that was also like clay. The 3 exchanged were all like clay and have to go back and I'm expecting the other 4 gallons of brown they're exchanging to be the same way. Total garbage and because it's shipped we've wasted 3 weeks! 3 WEEKS because of garbage paint
Date published: 2019-11-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from To thick to use I just purchased this for our ramp to our house. It is impossible to use. It is to thick to even get out of the can. I tried to stir it, but was unable to. I even dipped some of it out of the can to see if I could get it stirred up. Will be taking this back for a refund. Would not recommend unless they can resolve the problem.
Date published: 2019-10-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Many cans too thick to spread We have 550 sq ft deck and chose this product to use because it have good reviews and we have had great experience with other Kilz products. Of the 10 can we have purchased so far, only 4 of these have presented us with a usable product. The other 6 are thick as clay!! Of the first three we purchased, two were usable. Mind you, the product is quite thick even in the “good” cans, so we knew very early into the project that we would need more than originally estimated. We were able to spread it with a 4 inch paint brush. However, the third can was like clay and unusable. We went back to the same merchant to purchase more product and again, 2 out of 3 can were usable product. On the next round, our original merchant was out of stock, so we ordered online from a different seller: 4 cans, all thick as tar. We cannot spread with a brush, roller, or even a trowel. Something must be wrong with production or the stabilizers in this product because we know that some of it was good and what we have done of our deck looks excellent. However, we still have about a 20% of our deck left unpainted and are desperately frustrated at this point. I would unfortunately not recommend this product due to the inconsistency of quality upon opening.
Date published: 2019-10-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very thick Was the hardest thing to get out of the can it was the consistency of play do only covered 2 steps. Would never use again.
Date published: 2019-10-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Sludge! I put the first coat of this son my porch floor today. I used a trowel for the entire job. Does not pour out of the can like in the video. Impossible to stir with ordinary wooden paint stir sticks. No mention of stirring Kong the can. Instructions say it can’t be cut with water or anything else. How do I get the second coat to pour out of the can Kilz?
Date published: 2019-09-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Buyer Beware I should’ve listened to the other reviews. The product seems to be great, but you CAN NOT spread this with a roller. A squeegee would’ve worked great but I was forced to use a paint stick. On my hands and knees spreading the product with a paint stick. Knowing what I know now, I definitely would’ve bought Valspar instead.
Date published: 2019-06-27
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The following steps and products are required.

  • For failing coatings or to remove loose wood fibers, use a product such as KILZ® Wood Stain & Finish Stripper followed by KILZ® Wood Cleaner & Brightener to neutralize the wood.

  • When KILZ Wood Stain & Finish Stripper is not needed, a product such as KILZ Wood Cleaner & Brightener MUST be used to properly prepare and clean existing or new wood surfaces.

  • After using either KILZ Wood Stain & Finish Stripper or KILZ Wood Cleaner & Brightener, rinse thoroughly with a garden hose or pressure washer.

  • When rinsing with a pressure washer, use the broadest spray pattern while keeping the nozzle at least 24" away from the surface. • Allow the area to dry at least 24 hours before coating. Lightly sand to remove remaining wood fibers/fuzz.


  • DO NOT DILUTE. Intermix multiple containers to ensure color uniformity. Stir product occasionally throughout application.

  • For best results, apply when air and surface temperatures are between 50-90°F. During application, avoid exposure of container to direct sunlight. Do not use if rain is expected within 24 hours. Avoid painting if humidity is expected to be greater than 80%.

  • For nail holes and cracks up to 6 mm (1/4"), completely fill in with KILZ OVER ARMOR Textured Coating using a nylon/ polyester brush and allow to dry prior to rolling. Deep nail holes and cracks may require additional filling.

  • For edges, corners and in between wood boards, apply using a nylon/polyester brush. Use pressure while rolling and apply a generous, even coat using a 1/2" nap roller. For a smoother texture, use a brush or thinner nap roller (i.e. 1/4").

  • For vertical wood application such as such as railings, use a nylon/polyester brush or roller and apply two thin coats at a spread rate of 400 sq. ft. per gallon.

  • Do not use with airless sprayer. Maintain a wet edge when applying.

  • A SECOND COAT MUST BE APPLIED for optimum performance, film uniformity, leveling and to cover cracks.

Dry Time

  • Wait 4-6 hours before recoating. Dries to touch in 4 hours. Wait 24-48 hours before light foot traffic. 72 hours for full cure. Additional dry time may be needed in cooler temperatures and higher humidity. Premature heavy traffic will cause coating failure.

Clean up & Disposal

  • Clean equipment and paint spatters with warm, soapy water. If spilled, contain material and remove with an inert absorbent. Dispose of contaminated absorbent, container and unused product in accordance with all current governmental regulations.

  • Do not dispose of this product down a drain. Please consider donating any unused product. For recycling or disposal information contact your local household refuse collection service.

Cautions / Limitations

  • Protect from freezing

  • Do not use without the addition of tinting colorants

  • Do not use if rain is expected within 24 hours


  • Avoid applying paint in direct sunlight or hot surfaces

  • Test product for color on a small hidden area before proceeding

  • Painted surfaces may become slippery when wet

  • Shelf life under normal conditions is 2 years (unopened containers)

  • Do not use on drivable surfaces such as garage doors and driveways.

  • Temperature Range: 50-90°F (10-32°C)

*Limited Warranty

Masterchem Industries LLC warrants to you, the original residential consumer purchaser, the performance of this product as described on this label for 20 years from the date of purchase. THIS WARRANTY IS NOT VALID WHEN THE PRODUCT IS NOT PROPERLY APPLIED TO A PROPERLY PREPARED, VERTICAL SURFACE OR CARED FOR IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LABEL DIRECTIONS.  This warranty is not transferable. If this product is found not to perform as specified on the label during the warranty period, Masterchem Industries LLC will, at its option and upon presentation of proof-of-purchase (the original receipt), either furnish an equivalent amount of new product or refund the original purchase price of this product to you. This warranty excludes (1) labor and costs of labor for the application or removal of any product, and (2) any incidental or consequential damages, whether based on breach of express or implied warranty, negligence, strict liability or any other legal theory. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state.  Note to residents of the State of New Jersey: The provisions of this warranty, including its limitations, are intended to apply to the fullest extent permitted by the laws of the State of New Jersey. For warranty service, call: 1-866-774-6371, or email: Masterchem Industries LLC reserves the right to inspect any and all application of the product prior to processing your claim made under this warranty.

General Information



If you scrape sand or remove old paint, you may release lead dust. LEAD IS TOXIC. EXPOSURE TO LEAD DUST CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS, SUCH AS BRAIN DAMAGE, ESPECIALLY IN CHILDREN. PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD ALSO AVOID EXPOSURE. Wear a NIOSH approved respirator tor to control lead exposure. Clean up carefully with a HEPA vacuum and a wet mop. Before you start, find out how to protect yourself and your family by contacting the National Lead Information Hotline at 1-800-424-LEAD or log on to

WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

Warning! Irritant!

HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED. CONTAINS: ETHYLENE GLYCOL. MAY CAUSE EYE, NOSE AND THROAT IRRITATION.AVOID CONTACT WITH SKIN AND EYES AND AVOID BREATHING OF VAPORS AND SPRAY MIST. WEAR EYE PROTECTION AND PROTECTIVE CLOTHING. USE ONLY WITH ADEQUATE VENTILATION. To avoid breathing vapors and spray mist, open windows and doors or use other means to ensure fresh air entry during application and drying. If you experience eye watering, headaches or dizziness, increase fresh air and use a properly fitted respirator (NIOSH approved for zorganic vapor with P Series particulate prefilter). Obtain professional advice before using. A dust mask does not provide protection against vapors. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. Wash thoroughly after handling. Close container after each use.

First Aid

  • If you experience difficulty in breathing, leave the area to obtain fresh air. If continued difficulty is experienced, get medical assistance immediately.
  • In case of eye contact, flush immediately with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes and get medical attention.
  • For skin, wash thoroughly with soap and water.
  • If swallowed, get medical attention immediately.


  • Base

    Deep Base

  • Int/Ext


  • Color

    Deep Base

  • Coverage Rate

    75 sq. ft. per gallon. 2 coats required

  • Coverage - Low

    75 sq. ft.

  • Mils Wet


  • Mils Dry


  • Coverage High


  • Mils Wet


  • Mils Dry


  • VOC

    50 g/L

  • Volume Solids


  • Weight Solids


  • Viscosity

    95 - 115 KU

  • Flashpoint